Francisco Gonçalves is a man from the North, but is not limited to one region or to a single project.

Born in Montalegre in 1974, he began a life dedicated to wine studies at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, pursuing unique notes, with character and personality. While his path has taken him to the Douro, Verdes (Minho) and Trás-os-Montes regions, he hasn’t forgotten other wine regions with equal potential, instigated by his curiosity and thirst for knowledge. As a biotechnician, a oenologist and someone passionate for wines, he has devoted his attention to Portuguese wines. He is an expert in wines from the Douro region and defends that the Douro river is a catalyst to the borderless production of quality wines, making him a pioneer in cross-border cooperation. Francisco’s journey takes him now to the Dão, where his skill and dedication will certainly improve the unique wines from Casa de São Matias.